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The application of epidemiology to mental disorders

Glyn H. Lewis, Antonia Errazuriz, Hollie V. Thomas, Mary Cannon and Peter B. Jones.

in Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 13060 words.

In this chapter we shall present the main tools used by epidemiologists to measure the occurence and aetiology of disease in populations, and we shall summarize the results of...

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The case–control study

Matthew Hotopf.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 8215 words.

The case–control study, if well conducted, is able to give unbiased estimates of effect sizes between exposures and outcomes. They are a particularly efficient design—and this efficiency...

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Cohort studies

Scott Weich and Martin Prince.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 7816 words.

A cohort study is one in which the outcome (usually disease status) is ascertained for groups of individuals defined on the basis of their exposure. At the time exposure status is...

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Critical appraisal

Rachel Churchill.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 8634 words.

Critical appraisal skills are essential for interpreting studies and performing research. Each study design is susceptible to its own problems, and this chapter has summarized some of these...

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Cross-sectional surveys

Martin Prince.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 7446 words.

This chapter considers the strengths and limitations, and the uses and abuses of cross-sectional surveys in psychiatric epidemiology. Certain basic aspects of research methodology; the...

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Cultural issues in measurement and research

Vikram Patel.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 8372 words.

The study of the epidemiology of mental disorders and their treatments in different cultures and health systems provides an important opportunity for unravelling aetiological factors...

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The development of psychiatric epidemiology

Martin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford and Matthew Hotopf.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 4140 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the development of psychiatric epidemiology.

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Ecological and cross-level studies

Jan Neeleman.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 4492 words.

Ecological studies differ from other study designs by having groups of individuals as their unit of analysis. Studying differences in risk factors between individuals cannot fully explain...

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Ethics and research in psychiatry

Anthony S. Kessel and Francesca Silverton.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 6514 words.

Embracing the ethical issues that arise in healthcare research is part and parcel of designing and implementing research that is based on sound moral foundations. Researchers should avoid...

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Genetic epidemiology 1: behavioural genetics

Frühling Rijsdijk and Pak Sham.

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

August 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Epidemiology. 6328 words.

Behavioural genetics is the study of the genetic basis of behavioural traits including both psychiatric disorders and ‘normal’ personality dimensions. Behavioural genetics derives its...

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